Green Growth and Low Carbon Society

An Autobiography Analysis of two Policy Concepts from Japan and South Korea

Anders Riel Müller, Aki Tonami

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Abstract

This paper ask the question of what makes Low Carbon and Green Growth and Low Carbon Society policy concepts that have not only gained foothold in their countries of origin, but also globally. Autobiography analysis is employed to discover the stories that these concepts tell about developmental challenges in East Asia and beyond. By building on narratives of national progress, overcoming of adversity, and societal harmony, the concepts seek to bypass the gridlock between economic growth and planetary degradation by developing new metanarratives. The paper also analyze on the fact that the international coalitions build around the concepts differ significantly, which we argue can be explained, in part, by their differing metanarratives. We argue that, this autobiographical and narrative approach contributes to our understanding of why these concepts have managed to spread internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date14 Jun 2013
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2013
EventGrowth: Critical Perspectives from Asia - Copenhagen University , Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 13 Jun 201314 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceGrowth
LocationCopenhagen University
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period13/06/201314/06/2013

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Müller, A. R., & Tonami, A. (2013). Green Growth and Low Carbon Society: An Autobiography Analysis of two Policy Concepts from Japan and South Korea. Paper presented at Growth, Copenhagen, Denmark.